Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a scathing attack aimed squarely at the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre “for accomplishing in three years what Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI, could not achieve in 70 years”.
Addressing thousands of supporters and party workers at the Aam Aadmi Party’s national convention on its fifth anniversary, Kejriwal said that certain people are trying to make Hindus and Muslims fight among themselves to suit their agenda.
The Delhi CM was flanked by Manish Sisodia, Ashutosh, Gopal Rai, Kumar Vishwas and Atishi Marlena along with workers from various states at the function in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.
He also made a fervent appeal to AAP supporters in Gujarat, asking them to throw the BJP out of power, even if it comes at the cost of voting against the party.
“Vote for such a candidate or a party who can defeat the BJP. If AAP is in a winning position in a constituency, vote for AAP. Else, vote for whoever is in a position to defeat the BJP from the seat. To defeat the BJP is the most important,” he said. The AAP has fielded only 20 candidates for the 182-member Gujarat assembly.
Kejriwal also did not spare the BJP for its track record on corruption and said its track record is as bad as the Congress. “Vyapam scam, Rafale scam, Birla diaries, Sahara diaries. Even judges are not safe it seems. Just as you had uprooted the Congress, the time for BJP too is coming,” he said.
“They were so unnerved with our work that that they snatched the Anti-Corruption Bureau from us. They sent paramilitary forces – perhaps for the first time in India’s history like this – and they took over the building,” he added.